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Special Event Additional Support (SEAS) Grant

In-Kind Grants to Gainesville, Florida Nonprofits and
Government Agencies for Outdoor Special Events

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City of Gainesville - Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA)

Deadline Date:

03/01/19 5:00 PM


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In-kind grants to Gainesville, Florida government agencies and nonprofit organizations for outdoor special events. Examples of in-kind support include park clean-up, recycling and waste disposal, traffic engineering such as barricades and signs, and police assistance. Eligible events may include, but are not limited to, entertainment, athletic participation, education/informational, street parties, and fundraisers.

The City has a limited in-kind budget each year to actively support special events. Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations and government agencies may apply annually for City funding to help cover the cost of City provided in-kind services necessary to support their special events. An organization and event may, in the City’s sole discretion, be provided City in-kind services in support of the event if, in addition to meeting the general criteria, the event promotes the beneficial use of the City’s public spaces; the organization and event supports the City’s core programs, mission, and goals; and the organization and event demonstrates community pride and involvement.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184225

Term of Contract:

Events planned for October 1st through September 30th.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Organization must be a non-profit 501(c) (3) or government agency.
- Organization's mission and proposed special event must not conflict with the City’s goals, core programs, and services.
- Event shall not have a religious or political purpose.
- Event shall not promote the use of alcohol, tobacco products, illegal drugs or activities, gambling, or a sexually oriented business; or involve obscene or sexually explicit materials or content.
- Special event shall be free and open to the public.
- Event shall not involve or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, gender identify, or sexual orientation.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: March 1 of each year at 5:00 pm

Process for Requesting Additional Support:

- Complete the Additional Support application.
- Submit the completed application with a cover letter by mail, hand delivery, or email.
- City staff shall review the request and make a recommendation to the City Commission as part of the annual budget process. This occurs in the spring of each year. The City Commission may approve requests, if it meets the criteria, and based on the City Commission’s ultimate determination and discretion.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To access the application:

For further information:
Maxine Rushing, Grants Program Specialist

Submit the completed application with a cover letter:

By mail:
ATTN: Maxine W. Rushing
City of Gainesville
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs
P. O. Box 490, Mail Station 24
Gainesville, FL 32627

By hand delivery:
ATTN: Maxine W. Rushing
City of Gainesville
The Historic Thomas Center
Building B, Room 339
306 N. E. 6th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

By email:
Attention: Maxine W. Rushing

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USA: Florida: City of Gainesville